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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

~REVIEW of Lauren Dane's COMING UNDONE~


Coming Undone (Brown Siblings, #2)
 5 of 5 stars

Opening Line: "Even at the close of the day, the sun was enough to make the ride home from work totally perfect."

Ever since I read Laid Bare I’ve been waiting for Lauren Dane to continue with her sexy ‘Brown family’ series and with Erin’s brother Brody as our lead character here she doesn’t disappoint. COMING UNDONE grabs your attention right away with its cast of familiar characters, erotic love scenes, perceptive writing and Brody. Wow, who wouldn’t fall in love with this bad-boy on the outside, tender and sensitive on the inside charmer, sigh. I have to say though not much ever really happens within this story; it’s more a character study which Dane does very well, drawing the reader into the emotional lives of her characters with amazing dialogue and chemistry.

Our story takes place over the period of a year so we also get to watch the entire Brown family grow and change and in chapter 16 Erin/Ben and Todd show us what they’ve been up to in a detailed ménage romp and um yeah...it’s hot. As a whole though I think true erotica fans will be slightly disappointed (with the exception of chapter 16) because of the lack of heat. Don’t get me wrong Dane’s sex scenes are amazing (mirrored ballet studio or tattoo shop desk anyone) and so well written they’re just relatively tame compared to Laid Bare and it’s over the top kink factor. Still this is an amazingly hot and sensitive read that fans will love.

Brody Brown has always been responsible for others giving up a promising art career to raise his younger brother and sister after their parents died. Now that they’ve grown and moved on Brody’s life has finally become his own and with a prosperous tattoo shop, nice house and freedom to do as he pleases life is good. However when Elise Sorenson moves in next door he can’t help but get involved in more ways than one.

Once a world famous ballerina, Elise and her young daughter have moved far away from the horrors of her past hoping to start a new life. The last thing she wants is a relationship especially with a tattooed, Harley riding bad guy but what Brody offers isn’t a relationship instead he offers companionship with no strings attached. A friends with benefits you might say and it’s working for both of them until Elise’s past comes back to haunt her. Now as much as she doesn’t want to admit it Elise might need Brody for more than just a good time in fact he may be what she truly desires.

This could be read as a stand alone but readers would benefit from reading LAID BARE (because it’s awesome) and you get the entire back story on the yummy Brown family and friends. Cheers

11 comments:

  1. Great review!! I'm excited about this series, when I get around to it. I recently read my first Lauren Dane book. *hangs head* I know, I know....What rock am I living under??? There's just so many books. Well, I loved Heart of Darkness and now have to start chipping away at her books.

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  2. Great review Buggy. So they did it on the tattoo shop desk...Hmmmmm....Glad I always make sure the needle is sterile, but that would explain the strange smell of my last tattoo.

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  3. Thanks helpmerhonda72. Its a good series, I really loved the first book Laid Bare -loved it! But for me the series went downhill after that, with not a whole lot happening and repetitive storylines. I keep meaning to read some of her backlist because I am a huge fan of Dane's writing and Damn I haven't gotten to Heart of Darkness yet either. I've heard so many good things about that one.

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  4. Rohg, yes the Tattoo desk!!! Very hot. My tattoo just smells like tequila but I did get it while in Mexico

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  5. Tequila and tattoos never should they mix...lol

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  6. LMAO I (surprisingly) still don't regret it. And now that I'm older and wiser (yeah right) I just want to get more.

    I'm going to be out your way in a weeks time visiting my brother, where do you get your ink done?

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  7. He used to be on a street in Gatineau called St Louis but I haven't seen him for a couple of years now. My wife told me unless it's a tattoo of George Clooney's face I'd better forget it.

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  8. I'm just imagining you with a giant portrait of George on your back. That would look just fantastic and you wouldn't even have to look at it.

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  9. LOL...it would have to be on the chest since there is no more room in the back...which in terms means I would see him looking up at me all the time. Now if it would be Angelina Jolie then there could be a compromise

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  10. The good ole days when I loved M/F, I have to continue this series.

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  11. Hey D, Aren't you tierd of all that penis yet? Ha, ha

    I loved the first book from this series but it seemed to go downhill for me after that. I barely got through the 3rd book and didn't even bother with the last one. No more 3xways either

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